The Evolving Nature of Hepatic Abscess: A Review

  title={The Evolving Nature of Hepatic Abscess: A Review},
  author={Marianna G Mavilia and Marco E. Molina and George Yung-Hsing Wu},
  booktitle={Journal of clinical and translational hepatology},
Hepatic abscess (HA) remains a serious and often difficult to diagnose problem. HAs can be divided into three main categories based on the underlying conditions: infectious, malignant, and iatrogenic. Infectious abscesses include those secondary to direct extension from local infection, systemic bacteremia, and intra-abdominal infections that seed the portal system. However, over the years, the etiologies and risks factors for HA have continued to evolve. Prompt recognition is important for… CONTINUE READING
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